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Black Lives Matter Protester Beaten by Donald Trump Supporters

Updated on November 22, 2015


The Situation

NY Daily Times Reported:

A Black Lives Matter protester who disrupted a Donald Trump stump speech Saturday was beaten and kicked by supporters of the loud-mouth candidate.

The activist was shoved to the ground by attendees after he began chanting during a Trump campaign stop in Birmingham, Ala.

In a video of the incident, several people can be seen tackling the man and at least one man punches him and a woman kicks him while he is on the ground.

CNN reported. (Trumps response) “Get him the hell out of here!” the GOP presidential candidate said to cheers. “Throw him out.”

News media reported -The words the Black Lives Matter protester, Mercutio Southhall Jr, heard:

‘Go home, n****r,’ and somebody punched me,'' - “I punched back.”

No arrests were made in Birmingham regarding this incident. Why am I not surprised that this occurred at a Trump rally in Alabama? Since the dawn of man protesters and disruptions from activists frequently occur during political campaign rallies and events designed to share the ideologies of a political candidates. There is no surprise regarding the reaction of the crowd to the disruption of this activist given the stance of Donald Trump on immigration and matters involving race. Clearly we see the mentality and mindset of Trumps Alabama southern supporters. While any disruption during a speech can be addressed by alerting security and having the person removed by security-clearly stomping and punching a man in a mob crowd is allowable in the state of Alabama with no arrest needed. An interesting situation considering assault should result in criminal charges, right? Interesting how law enforcement works for some and not for others. Apparently if you respond by shouting racial slurs and beating a man in a large group-that is apparently acceptable. Glad that Trump, a presidential candidate applying for the role to represent the United States of America by achieving the highest position in the land, spoke words designed to defuse the situation.

Political Viewpoints

Trump Supporters

Not The First Time Trump Supports Practice Assault

A Trump rally in Virginia brought about similar situation resulted from peaceful protest during a rally. This time a peaceful protester spat on by Trump supporter when protesting issues involving immigration.

The Behavior of Trump Supporters

What are your thoughts?

Do you feel Trump supporters are more inclined to display mob mentality behavior than those that support other presidential candidates? If yes, then what are your thoughts on why spitting or "jumping" those in opposition to you seems to a logical course of action for Trump supporters? If no, do you feel the media is just inflating these occurrences at Trump events?

Why among all the candidates do Trump supporters continuously make the news with this renegade mindset?

Are the actions of Trump supporters simply a reflection of the candidate they support?

While these altercations continue to occur at Trump rallies, I wonder why other presidential candidate supporters do not frequently respond to conflict like Trump supporters tend to do?


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